Debuting Books

April 5 & 6
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

 

climatechange Climate Changed: A Personal Journey Through the Science
By Philippe Squarzoni
Abrams
Paperback with flaps, 480 pages
$24.95
What are the causes and consequences of climate change?  When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference?  Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this up-to-date look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about. Learn more....
adhouse Operation Margarine
By Katie Skelly
AdHouse Books
104 IC pages
$12.95
Trouble tuff girl Bon-Bon and rich girl runaway Margarine make a motorcycle escape from the mean streets of the city to the desolate roads of the desert, holding their own against the elements, biker gangs, and each other.  Learn more...
adrian Adrian Tomine's New York Postcards
By Adrian Tomine
Drawn & Quarterly
A box set of 30 of Adrian's most iconic illustrations as postcards.
over Over Easy
By Mimi Pond
Drawn & Quartlery
A fictionalized memoir about dropping out of art school in 1970s California and finding your voice as an artist. 
worn The WORN Archive
Edited by Serah-Marie McMahon
Drawn & Quarterly
A fashion journal about the art, ideas, and history of what we wear.
amateurs The Amateurs
By Conor Stechschulte
Fantagraphics
Softcover, 64 pages
$14.99
A local medical expert and sheriff are summoned to investigate a strange sighting that sets the stage for Conor Stechschulte's debut graphic novella: a severed human head that still seems to be talking.  We flash back to a pair of butchers who arrive at work on e morning to find not only that there is no meat in their shop but also that they have forgotten completely how to do their job. Learn more... 
buddy Buddy Buys a Dump:
The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from "Hate" Comics
Vol. 3

(2000-2013)
By Peter Bagge
Fantagraphics
Softcover, 144 pages
$19.99
He's back! Now in his 30s and married with child, onetime slacker hero Buddy Bradley gets a "real" job, shaves his head, dons an eyepatch, quits his "real" job and buys the local dump- because what better place to raise a toddler?  Learn more...
ulovable Unlovable Vol. 3
By Esther Pearl Watson
Fantagraphics
Hardcover, 412 pages
$29.99
Summer is here and Tammy Pierce is back with more sometimes ordinary, often humiliating, occasionally poignant, and usually hilarious exploits!  Her hopes, dreams, agonies, and defeats are brought to vivid, comedic life by Watson's lovingly grotesque drawings, filled with all the eighties essentials.  Learn more...
twelve Twelve Gems
by Lane Milburn
Fantagraphis
Softcover, 248 pages
$19.99
This sci-fi epic takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation.  The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly sabre-wielding Venus; and the soft-spoken canine technician, Dogstar.  Learn more...
glorkian The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza
By James Kochalka
First Second
Paperback, 112 pages
$12.99
The Glorkian Warrior isn't the brightest bulb in the box, so it's good he's got his trusty backpack to advise him as they set out on a perilous journey to deliver a pizza. The pizza's got clams and peanut butter on it, so it's not clear who's going to want it, but deliver it they will. Learn more....

undertaking The Undertaking of Lily Chen
By Danica Novgorodoff
First Second
Paperback, 432 pages
$29.99
A hapless young man living in northern China is suddenly expelled from ordinary life when his brother dies in an accident.  Holding Deshi responsible for his brother's death, his parents send him on a mission to acquire a corpse bride to accompany his brother to the afterlife, in accordance with an ancient Chinese tradition that has many modern adherents. When Deshi falls into company with a young- and single- woman named Lily, he sees a solution to this problems.  Learn more...

allstar All Star
By Jesse Lonergan
NBM Publishing
176 pages
$13.99
It's the end of the school year in 1998.  Mark McGwire is racing Sammy Sosa to break the home run record, Bill Clinton is being questioned about a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky, Semisonic's Closing Time is on top of the charts, and Carl Carter is leading the Elizabeth Monarchs of rural Vermont to the state championship in his senior year.  A full scholarship to the  University of Maine is waiting for him, and everyone says he has a shot at the pros.  Learn more...

 

children Children Are Naughty
by Vincent Cuvellier and Aurelie Guillerey
Nobrow Ltd., Flying Eye Books
28 pages
$17.95
Children are naughty and parents are nice.  Some children bite and don't share their toys and there are some who fight and make lots of noise.  Let's remember that parents were young once too!  But were they as nice back then?  A tongue-in-cheek story about right and wrong, giving kids the opportunity to learn through laughter. 

 

animals I Like Animals
By Dahlov Ipcar
Nobrow Ltd., Flying Eye Books
Hardback, 32 pages
$17.95
At some point, all of us have wished for our own zoo filled with beasts and birds; a pet shop with cats, dogs and fish in every shape and color; a cabin in the woods to spy on brown bears and wild wolves, and a ranch with mustangs to race across the plains! Learn more...
neurocomic Neurocomic
By Hana Ros and Matteo Farinella
Nobrow Press
$24.95
Hardcover, 144 pages
Do you know what your brain is made of? How does memory function? What is a neuron and how does it work? For that matter, what's a comic? And in the words of Lewis Carroll's famous caterpillar: "who are you?"
Produced in association with the Wellcome Trust, this debut graphic novel by Dr. Hana Ros and Dr. Matteo Farinelli is a journey through the human brain.
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drawing Drawn To Drawing
by John Vernon Lord
Nobrow, Ltd.
$30.40
Hardcover
John Vernon Lord is a master illustrator of children's and adult books.  His famous book The Giant Jam Sandwich has been in print for over forty years.  This collection presents a wealth of previously unpublished material from sketchbooks and diaries along with memoirs from Lord himself.  It is an essential chapter in the history of twentieth century illustration and offers an insight into the life and working practices of a master draughtsman. 
ww3 World War 3 Illustrated: 1979-2014
PM Press
$29.95
This full-color retrospective exhibition is arranged thematically, including housing rights, feminism, environmental issues, religion, police brutality, globalization, and depictions of conflicts from the Middle East to the Midwest.  World War 3 Illustrated isn't about a war that may happen; it's about the ongoing wars being waged around the world and on our very own doorsteps.  World War 3 Illustrated also illuminates the war we wage on each other- and sometimes the one taking place in our own minds.
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war War of Streets and Houses
by Sophie Yanow
Uncivilized Books
Softcover, 64 pages
$10.99
The War of Streets and Houses is named after General Thomas Bugeaud's 19th century essay; the first manual for the preparation and conduct of urban warfare.  The text greatly influenced Bacon Haussmann's famous re-development of Paris, and the planning of modern cities.  In 2012, the author participated in the massive Montreal student strikes.  In the midst of protesting crowds and police kettles, the military origins of urban planning suddenly became an undeniable reality. Learn more...

 

ed Ed vs. Yummy Fur: Or, What Happens When a Serial Comic Becomes a Graphic Novel
By Brian Evenson
Uncivilized Books
Softcover, 128 pages
$11.00
Brian Evenson delves deeply into the pages of Chester Brown's seminal comic-book Yummy Fur.  This comics archaeology excavates the discarded fragments of Brown's masterpiece Ed The Happy Clown, examines the never re-printed Gospel stories, meditates on the pleasures of reading comic-books and explores the shifts from serial comics to graphic novels.  The book also features a new interview with Chester Brown shining a new spotlight on this important work. Learn more...

 

eel Eel Mansions #5
By Derek Van Gieson
Uncivilized Books
44 pages
$5
Infamous cartoonist Janet Planet, plots to kill her golden goose, the negative orphans continue their pre-pubescent existentialisims, records store guys do their thing, government agents Bert and Chee Chee continue their adventures in hell, and Satanist Wuppeteer, Armistead Fowler's past further unfolds.  Plus, Milk City, Tales of Abstraction House, and Doomin! Learn more...

 

copra Copra
By Michel Fiffe
Copra Press
24 pages, full color
$5
After last year's acclaimed 12 part action comic, Michel Fiffe's Copra return to the monthly fray with its thirteenth issue.

 

tarn The Complete TARN
by Sam Spina
Birdcage Bottom Books
Five 12 page issues
includes free 4'' round vinyl sticker
$5
TARN is about an all encompassing mega corporation run by a powerful and mysterious leader.  See how a butt-hungry alligator, a very Japanese dude, and a crime-fighting pig come together in the sequel to one of the top-grossing movies of ALL TIME.  Learn more....

 

memory Memory Palaces
By Edie Fake
Secret Acres
Softcover, full color, 16 pages
$20
Exploring both real and imagined places in Chicago's queer history, Memory Palaces is a map, a love letter and a fantasy of the city.  There is a mournful quality to walking these streets at night, each house serving as a memorial to what's been lost and what could have been, but this isn't simply a sad story.  Every building on the avenues of Memory Palaces has a gate, a door, a point of entry and their brilliant colors are an ecstatic celebration in themselves.

 

angie Angie Bongiolatti
By Mike Dawson
Secret Acres
Softcover, 238 pages
$20
Set in the same universe as Troop 142, Dawson's much acclaimed tale of Boy Scouts gone wild, Angie Bongiolatti puts away childish things and moves into the city.  Growing up is hard to do in a society overwhelmed by pre-millennium tension, Y2K bugs, endless war and bursting bubble economies. Angie finds herself stretched thin as the common thread between these newly minted adults.

system The System
by Peter Kuper
PM Press
Hardcover, 112 pages
$19.95
It's said that the flutter of insect wings in the Indian Ocean can send a hurricane crashing against the shores of the American Northeast.  It's this premise that lies at he core of The System, a wordless graphic novel created and fully painted by award-winning illustrator Peter Kuper. 
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cigar The Cigar that Fell in Love with a Pipe
By David Camus and Nick Abadzis
 SelfMadeHero
Hardcover, 128 pages
$22.95
Following the release of his latest movie, Orson Welles- renowned Director and smoking aficionado- receives a celebratory box of cigars.  As he indulges his habit, Welles comes to realize exactly what he's smoking: the final creations of Conchita Marquez, Cuba's finest cigar roller.  Learn more....